VEON Ltd. and VEON Holdings B.V.
VEON confirms that Scheme Amendment Conditions have been satisfied
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3 April 2023 07:05 CEST: VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a global digital operator that provides converged connectivity and online services, and its subsidiary, VEON Holdings B.V. (the “Company”), are pleased to announce that, further to the announcement issued on 31 January 2023 regarding the Scheme becoming effective, each of the Amendment Conditions has been satisfied in accordance with the terms of the Scheme, including receipt by the Company of all authorisations and/or licences necessary to implement the amendments to the 2023 Notes (as set out in the Scheme).
The Company is therefore proceeding with the steps required to implement the amendments to the 2023 Notes in accordance with the terms of the Scheme and anticipates that the amendments to the 2023 Notes will become effective tomorrow, 4 April. The Company will provide a further announcement once the Amendment Effective Time has occurred.
Anticipated process and timeline
The table below sets out the anticipated key dates in respect of the implementation of the amendments to the 2023 Notes (as set out in the Scheme) and the Put Right in respect of the Amended 2023 Notes.
4 April 2023
Amendments to the 2023 Notes (as set out in the Scheme) are implemented and become effective. Occurrence of the Amendment Effective Time and the Amendment Effective Date
5 April 2023
Issuance of the 2023 Put Option Event Notice (as defined in the Amended 2023 Notes Trust Deeds), which will among other things provide further details on, and instructions on how to exercise, the Put Right in respect of the Amended 2023 Notes
5 April 2023
Commencement of the 2023 Put Option Period (as defined in the Amended 2023 Notes Trust Deeds)
5:00 p.m. (New York time) on 19 April 2023
Expiry of the 2023 Put Option Period (as defined in the Amended 2023 Notes Trust Deeds)
26 April 2023
2023 Put Option Settlement Date (as defined in the Amended 2023 Notes Trust Deeds)
Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the Explanatory Statement issued by the Company on 21 December 2022, as amended on 11 January 2023, which is available on the Scheme Website at https://deals.is.kroll.com/veon.
VEON is a global digital operator that currently provides converged connectivity and online services to over 200 million customers in seven dynamic markets. We are transforming people’s lives, empowering individuals, creating opportunities for greater digital inclusion and driving economic growth across countries that are home to more than 8% of the world’s population. Headquartered in Amsterdam, VEON is listed on NASDAQ and Euronext.
For more information visit: https://www.veon.com.
This release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute a prospectus or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction, nor shall there be any offer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under applicable securities laws.
This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129.
This communication or information contained herein is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, to sell, exchange or otherwise transfer securities in the Russian Federation to or for the benefit of any Russian person or entity and does not constitute an advertisement or offering of securities in the Russian Federation within the meaning of Russian securities laws.
Elements of this press release contain or may contain “inside information” as defined under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 with respect to VEON Holdings B.V.
This release contains “forward-looking statements,” as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which VEON cannot predict with accuracy and some of which VEON might not even anticipate. The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak only as of the date of this release. VEON disclaims any obligation to update them or to announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments, other than as set forth above or as required by U.S. securities regulations.
Any steps taken in respect of the Scheme and in connection with the Amendments and the Put Right must be in compliance with all applicable sanctions laws and regulations, including the sanctions laws and regulations administered by the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, and including securing any necessary licences and approvals from competent sanctions authorities.
Group Director Investor Relations